Cowgirl Tennis Defeats Grizzlies, 7-0


LARAMIE, Wyo. (March 16, 2019) – The Wyoming tennis team reached double-figure season wins with a 7-0 victory over the Montana Grizzlies on Saturday morning.  The victory improved the Cowgirls dual record to 10-5 on the season.  It’s the tenth straight season the program has finished with 10-plus wins.

“This was a good win as a team today,” said head coach Dean Clower. “I thought we executed at an extremely high level on every court. The great thing about this team is I feel like every time we step on the court we are getting better. The ladies will enjoy this win and be ready to get get back to work on Monday.”


In doubles against the Grizzlies, freshmen Mihaela Kaftanova and Ida Krause started off the day with a 6-2 win over Lidia Dukic and Claudia Reguant at the No. 3 doubles, while the No. 2 team of junior Ana Royo and freshman Maria Oreshkina beat Lauren Dunlap and Nathalie Joanlanne, 6-4, to clinch the point. Wyoming seniors Elisa Koonik and Tessa van Der Ploeg were up 5-4 over Bianca Bostrom and Julia Ronney at the No. 1 spot which wasn’t completed.

UW’s van Der Ploeg started off singles action with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Dunlap followed by a straight set win, 7-5, 6-2, from the Cowgirls’ Oreshkina against Bostrom.  At the No. 1 singles spot, Koonik secured the UW win and the fourth point of the match with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Ronney. Wyoming’s Rojo defeated Joanlanne, 6-3, 7-5, while Kaftanova earned the sixth point of the day with her 6-2, 6-2 win over Alex Walker at the No. 6 spot. In the final match of the day, Fernandez won in two sets, 6-4, 7-5, against Dukic.

The Cowgirls will return to action on Friday, March 29 as they open up Mountain West Conference action against the New Mexico Lobos. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m. MT in Laramie.


Montana vs Wyoming Cowgirls

Mar 16, 2019 at Laramie, Wyo.

(UW Indoor Tennis Courts)

Wyoming Cowgirls 7, Montana 0

Singles competition

  1. Elisa Koonik (WY) def. RONNEY, Julia (UM) 6-3, 6-4
  2. Tessa van Der Ploeg (WY) def. DUNLAP, Lauren (UM) 6-2, 6-2
  3. Maria Oreshkina (WY) def. BOSTROM, Bianca (UM) 7-5, 6-2
  4. Ana Royo (WY) def. JOANLANNE, Nathalie (UM) 6-3, 7-5
  5. Ana Fernandez (WY) def. DUKIC, Lidia (UM) 6-4, 7-5
  6. Mihaela Kaftanova (WY) def. WALKER, Alex (UM) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition

  1. Elisa Koonik/Tessa van Der Ploeg (WY) vs. BOSTROM, Bianca/RONNEY, Julia (UM) 5-4, unfinished
  2. Ana Royo/Maria Oreshkina (WY) def. DUNLAP, Lauren/JOANLANNE, Nathalie (UM) 6-4
  3. Mihaela Kaftanova/Ida Krause (WY) def. DUKIC, Lidia/REGUANT, Claudia (UM) 6-2